01/28/2016 02:02 pm ET Updated Jan 28, 2017

Ringing in the (Bulgarian) New Year with a Blessing

On the last day of our guide summit, our Bulgarian guide, Stefan Bozadzhiev, graced me and our entire staff with a traditional Bulgarian blessing: "Let this year be very fruitful, with green and red apples on the trees, and golden wheat in the fields, and a house full of bacon and silk. And, most of all, may you be healthy throughout the year. Be blessed. Amen." And, with this, we say goodbye to our guides... until we do it all again in 2017.